SIT Graduate Institute

Brattleboro, VT | Washington, DC


Bruce W. Dayton

Executive Director, CONTACT
Associate Professor
Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

Courses Taught

Independent Study

Initiatives in Peacebuilding

Learning and Professional Development Advising - Part 1

Learning and Professional Development Advising - Part 2

Skills and Practices in Inter-Group Dialogue


PhD, Maxwell School of Syracuse University
MA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
BA, Ithaca College

Bruce W. Dayton
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Bruce W. Dayton (PhD, Syracuse University, 1999) has been active in peacebuilding and conflict transformation work for over twenty years as a practitioner, a researcher, and an educator. His work focuses on the intersection of social identity and intractable conflicts and the role that intermediaries can play in transforming them. Bruce's books include Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution (Rowman & Littlefield) and Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation (Routledge), both co-authored with Louis Kriesberg. He has published articles on conflict transformation and leadership in Negotiation Journal, International Studies Perspectives, and International Studies Review. Bruce has held a number of academic appointments at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University including associate director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, research co-director at the Program for the Advancement of Research on Collaboration and Conflicts, and research professor. Bruce also served for six years as executive director of the International Society for Political Psychology and as associate at the Center for Policy Negotiation in Boston, Massachusetts.

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